14 April 2016

MIT Technology Review announces the launch of the Second Edition of EmTech France

Experts from all around the world will gather in Toulouse the next October 6th and 7th to present, debate and discover the latest technologies in the area of high-tech: VR, Artificial Intelligence, biotechnology, and Shared Economy.

EmTech France is the most important event about innovation and business organized around the world by the MIT Technology Review, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

With the occasion of the official award ceremony of “Innovators Under 35 France”, organized by the magazine yesterday in Paris, Kathleen Kennedy, President of the MIT Technology Review announced the launch of the 2016 edition of the conference, that will take place the next October 6th and 7th in Toulouse.

For the EmTech France conference a committee of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and important investors will gather with aims to promote the latest innovations in the domains of VR, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and biotechnology. This group of experts will also debate and analyze the direct impact that these technologies will have in our society and our day to day lives.

“So Toulouse is the funding partner of Emtech France since its first edition. Toulouse Métropole thought its agency So Toulouse, has known how to convince the MIT Technology Review in their quest for a city to hold EmTech France, that Toulouse is the ideal destination for this international event showcasing the disruptive technologies and innovation.” explains Jean-Luc Moudenc, President of So Toulouse, Mayor of Toulouse and Président of Toulouse Métropole.

During its first edition, organised in december 2015, numerous researchers that collaborate with the MIT assisted: Kent Larson (Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group), Carlo Ratti (Director fo the MIT Senseable City Lab) as well as Kathleen Kennedy (President of the MIT Technology Review and the MIT Enterprise Forum). Also very important personalities of the new technologies industry such as Jon Bradford (Co-Founder of F6S and Tech.eu) or Nathalie Boulanger (Operations Director of strategic marketing at Orange Labs) and also Rand Hindi (Global Innovator Under 35, Founder of Snips and member of the French Digital Council  Conseil National du Numérique).

The winners of the Innovators Under 35, awarded yesterday by the MIT Technology Review, will also have the opportunity to participate in the conference, with the purpose of presenting the latest stages of their projects and encounter important venture capitalists of the high-technology industry.  For the second year in a row, the Venture Point, an organized competition with the support of La Frech Tech, will select the best startup of the year aiming to promote the innovation policies and the entrepreneurial French spirit.

– EmTech France 2016, October 6th & 7th in Toulouse –

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